Schocked Vator supporting horrible Keiretsu pay-for-play scam? Angels/Startups pls support

Really Bambi? You're better than this! Support the free option! 

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Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 
Subject: fwd: Invitation to present to 300 angel investors and other opportunities

I'm not sure if I should be surprised or not that Vator is supporting Keiretsu.  It is one of those things that I guess I should expect.  Good fodder for your campaign in the pay to play.

Loved your FB privacy post the other day.

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 8:44 AM, wrote:

Vator is always on the lookout for interesting opportunities to get our startups exposure. I'd like to share two opportunities with you.

Vator has partnered with the Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor community, to find one company to give a 15-minute presentation in front of 300 angel investors at the Angel Capital Expo on January 22 at Microsoft in Mountain View. There are no fees to apply or to present. In fact, the package is worth about $6,000, but Vator has been able to secure for its members one free spot. This spot will be given to the entrepreneur that wins the Keiretsu Forum Angel Competition on Vator.

Submit your company or nominate others:

Keiretsu Forum Catalyst Competition

The second opportunity is for female-led startups. Vator has partnered with Girls in Tech, a social network enterprise focused on intelligent and influential women in technology and the organizers of the Catalyst Conference, to showcase and recognize female leaders in the startup community. Through the "Catalyst Competition — Awarding the Leading Women-Led Startups," five women will get a chance to present onstage at the Catalyst Conference on Jan. 26, 2010 in San Francisco, to an audience of hundreds and a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors as judges. Presenters will gain visibility, feedback — and perhaps even funding.

Submit your company or nominate others:–awarding-leading-women-led-startups

Best Regards,

Bambi Francisco
Founder and CEO, Vator, Inc.

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